Apple of their eye? Always the backup QB
Like a lot of cities in NFL Overreaction Nation, New York City is in love with the backup quarterback. Story
NEW YORK -- "This is the wrong reaction."
Those were the words of CBS' Jim Nantz, describing the fan response at the Meadowlands in Week 1, when Jets starting quarterback Chad Pennington literally hopped off the field on one leg after badly injuring his right ankle, and backup QB Kellen Clemens ran onto the field to replace him.
Loud cheers rained down from the stands.
Realize, those fans were cheering the replacement of the winningest quarterback in franchise history, ...
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NFL OVERREACTION NATION
We've seen two weeks of football, and for most NFL fans, that's more than enough to either jump on the bandwagon ... or jump ship.
Overview• Jackson: Welcome to Overreaction Nation
• ESPN experts: Should you be overreacting?
• Vote: What do we know after two weeks?
In Chicago ...• Wojciechowski: Even a win is too much to Bear
In New York ...• Darcy: Apple of their eye is the backup QB
In Dallas ...• Pearlman: Cowboys fans letting it all hang out
In Cleveland ...• Gallo: Net gain or loss for roller-coaster Browns?
In San Diego ...• Buckheit: Pats pull the plug on Bolts fans
In Los Angeles ...• Neel: Who says no one in L.A. loves the NFL?